Major Markets Prime Meats was on Mermaid Avenue and Jimmy began working at the shop when he was only 18 years old in 1949. He learned everything about the #butcher trade and eventually became the owner, selling only the finest cuts of meat 🥩. Jimmy who was known as “Mr. Major” or the “Prince of Mermaid Avenue” retired at 77 years of age in 2009 and with no one to take over, the shop closed its doors.
Our photo of Major Markets appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”.
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